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across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is, our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn, from an election that gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship will get the media test,he dreaded fiscal cliff. automatic across-the-board tax hikes and deep defense spending cuts. just seven weeks away. steve handelsman, news4. >>> thanks, steve. not much changed on thrill as a result of the election. republicans kept a lock on the house of representatives. 233 to 193. democrats maintain control of the senate, 53-45. maryland democrats picked up a seat in the house. in the sixth district. john delaney beat incumbent roscoe bartlett. the lines in that district were recently redrawn to include a large part of
states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america, a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire -- >> our president, barack obama! >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead with women, governor romney, a seven-point lead with men. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >> both candidates are spending a lot of time in the battleground state of virginia. today tag and ben romney campaigned in northern virginia. they made stops in fairfax, sterling, and stanton holding rallies for supporters and volunte volunteers. romney will be at lynchburg tomorrow and george mason later that day. president obama was in new hampshire, florida today, ohio and colorado tonight, but his surrogates spent the day in the commonwealth. madeline albright canvassed with campaign volunteers. >>> that close to home today, police are searching for a person of intere
for every other public servant proved to be a career buster for the man who keeps america's secrets. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the result expected. today florida made it official. the sunshine state voted to re-elect president obama. the final electoral map for 2012 looks like this. president obama with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. the president carried every state he won in 2008 except indiana and north carolina. with a record number of votes cast, florida's secretary of state says president obama only won by about 74,000 votes. that's enough to avoid an automatic recount, though, like the one triggered in 2000's in his first weekly radio address, president obama talked about the upcoming fisk's clifr and urged congress to extend middle class tax cuts right away. >> something we all agree on. the taxes on middle class families should not go up. congress should perm fementally e permanently extend the middle class tax cuts. >> they meet at the white house next week. republicans say they're open to adding revenue to bring down the deficit, but they won't agree to h
thanks. >> i really appreciate them doing this for us. >> on behalf of the boy scouts of america, i present this flag. >> reporter: older veterans would like be proud of this scouts biking to all the veterans memorial sites offer their gifts of gratitude. of course, one of the stops was here at the african-american civil war veterans memorial where there is an observance today with historical overtones but brings it back around to the present. >> history is always with us every day because many, many people out there i'm sure as i do have personal family members. >> in graiters burg an observance with a hometown feel. >> they came home to our country and they made our country a better place. which is why we owe them our greatest thanks. >> reporter: more than a few chose to forgo the pageantry and pomp to remember those who didn't come home. few memorials are more sobering than the wall, the vietnam veterans memorial. no matter where they served, they've earned our gratitude through their service for what they went through in the theater of war. >> it was very moving experience. >>
's barrier islands. the crew also repaired the hoboken ferry terminal. >>> america spent the day honoring the nation's veterans one day after the official veterans day holiday. in dallas, hundreds lined the street for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military town of virginia beach. that city hosted its 42nd annual veterans day parade. one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. >>> the federal government is giving up on a move to take over the local world war i memorial op the national mall and turn it into a national memorial. tom sherwood was there for the announcement today and joins us with more o this good news for veterans and residents of the district of columbia. tom? >> reporter: doreen, local citizens are proud of their little memorial. and they want their local history respected. the d.c. world war i memorial commemorates about 500 d.c. citizens who died in that war. the 1930s memorial encircles their names al feticiphabetical. the park service restored the memorial to the original glory, but some members of congress we
to get more economic growth. it will bring jobs back to america and bring more revenue. >> reporter: americans won't budge on taxes unless democrats agree to cut the out of control costs of social security and medicare. raising the minimum ages to start. it's the same debate president obama had with mitt romney. in a campaign that left him drained, this emotional video just released of his thank you to staffers in chicago. tears on barack obama's cheeks looking a bit like john boehner. but now they will battle. for the past four years, republicans up here have been super unified. not one defecting in some of the biggest fights. now, even before his second term starts, president obama's vowing to get gop allies for this fight. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> after more than a week of long lines, drivers in new york say the newly implemented gas rationing program appears to be working. it is similar to the program in new jersey. vehicles with odd numbered license plates fill up on monday and vehicles with even numbered plates do the same the next day. only quarter of
.c. is the fastest growing city in america today, and why we're not detroit. >> the district has about a total of 750,000 jobs right now. the city says there's plenty of room for more. jim? >> tom sherwood, thanks, tom. >>> our streak of cold weather is going to continue. what should we expect for tonight? chief meteorologist doug kammerer joins us with that. hey, doug. >> more cold weather. we're just going to stay right in this trend. right on through the next couple of days and probably into next week, too. our average high temperature is 59. i really don't even see us having a chance to get there for the next week or so. temperatures right now, look at these numbers. at 6:00 at night, these are winter-like numbers. 45 in washington. 39 in manassas. look at winchester, virginia, right now at 34 degrees. frederick, maryland, coming in at 36. so that tells you we're in for a very cold night tonight. one maybe saving grace, notice the cloud cover moving into the area. we'll talk about the clouds, where they're coming from and talk about that coastal storm, new information coming up. >> thank you, dou
on america's growing debt. >> my hope is that this is going to be the beginning of a fruitful process. >> reporter: without a deficit cutting deal, the americans will get a one-two punch to their bank account in about six weeks. >> to show our seriousness, we put revenue on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: republicans who have been adamantly against tax hikes are willing to talk about increasing revenue. and democrats who have opposed cuts to programs like social security are recognizing they'll have to give a little, too. >> we're both going to have to give up some of the things that we know are a problem. >> reporter: meanwhile, there's a new voice outside the capital. >> how are you doing today? >> reporter: while it may sound odd coming from a guy dressed in a can, this campaign led by young people is pressuring lawmakers to answer the very question on just about every american's mind. >> do you have a plan to address this country's debt? >> reporter: ryan is the founder of the campaign, the can kicks back. >> the congress kicks the
tuesday afternoon, a guy walked into this bank of america in manassas. strode up to a bank employee and handed over a note demanding money. what the guy did next is baffling everybody. he calmly took a seat in the bank and then waited patiently for the employee to come back with the money, i guess. the employee went to another room and she called the cops. officers arrived. they took the man into custody. his name is john thomas. they say he did not have a weapon. never even implied that he had one. he lives in manassas, 43 years old. he's held without bond now behind bars. he'll have a lot of time to sit patiently and wait for his court date in january. >>> "nightly news" is up next.
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